Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology


Course Overview

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This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces to a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles within the automotive industry. This qualification may also cover non-automotive which may include industrial machinery and tools.

Job roles or employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are painting and maintaining painted surfaces on a range of vehicles and non-vehicle applications.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • vehicle refinishing technician
  • vehicle refinishing technician, heavy vehicle and industry
  • Application

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

    Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

    Enrolled in Further Study

    Surveyed graduates of this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.

    Median Salary

    Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of this course are employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers


    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers


    Machinery Operators and Drivers



    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of this course are employed in:

    Other Services


    Other Services


    Financial and Insurance Services


    Financial and Insurance Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships

    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

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